Brunei extends temporary suspension on cross-border activities


  • Brunei
  • Friday, 14 Jan 2022

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): The temporary suspension on cross border activities has been extended by 16 days, from Jan 16 to 31, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced.

The suspension is with the consent of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and in reference to a media release issued by the PMO on the extension of temporary suspension on cross-border activities dated Dec 30, 2021.

The suspension applies to entry of foreign nationals via land and sea ports, including transits through Brunei Darussalam, except for entry and transit travels that have been granted approval by the Brunei Government.

Entry and transits through Brunei Darussalam may only be considered for vehicles with transit permits that are issued by the Brunei Government, provided that the travellers have attained endorsement from their local authorities for their travels.

The endorsements will be subjected to existing entry conditions and procedures for the following purposes: official government travel; students who are required to attend school; emergency services (such as ambulances, police and military); and vaccinated foreign-registered transport operators with cross-country permits issued by the Brunei Government for import deliveries of essential goods.

The suspension also applies to entry and exit-country travels of commuters via land and sea ports for the purpose of work.

The conditions for the consideration of entry and exit travel mentioned above are subject to review by the Steering Committee for Covid-19 from time to time.

For information visit the PMO website at www.pmo.gov.bn/travelportal or contact travel hotline operators at 120 during working hours or e-mail to travelapplication@jpm.gov.bn.

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